Five from Five offers three free professional learning seminars. They are available either as scheduled webinars that anyone is welcome to attend or, when available, schools can book a presentation for whole staff professional learning either as a videoconference workshop or, depending on location, in schools.

Seminar 1: The Science of Reading: Essential Knowledge for Teachers

Seminar 2: Deep Dive into Systematic Synthetic Phonics

Seminar 3: Reading Fluency: Evidence-based Instruction, Assessment, and Intervention

Details and registration links are below

Seminar 1

The Science of Reading: Essential Knowledge for Teachers

Reading is one of the most extensively studied aspects of education. There is now strong consensus among researchers about how children learn to read and the most effective method to teach them, based on thousands of rigorous scientific studies from multiple research disciplines.

Who should attend

This seminar is suitable for F-6 classroom and specialist teachers, school executive, and support staff as it examines the development of students from beginning to skilled readers.

What the seminar covers

This information session is designed to give teachers and other school-based professionals an introduction to the evidence base supporting effective reading instruction methods that will help all children learn to read.

The session examines:

Delivery mode

Presentations are available to schools via videoconference or on-site, depending on availability and travel restrictions. Delivered in a 90-minute format, this seminar is ideal for schools who would like to learn more about the theoretical and scientific evidence for best practice reading instruction.

 

Seminar 2

Deep Dive into Systematic Synthetic Phonics

To gain meaning from print, students need accurate and fluent word recognition combined with good language comprehension. Systematic synthetic phonics, as part of  a comprehensive program of instruction that contains all five ‘keys’ to reading, is the most efficient way to teach all children skilled word recognition. This seminar does a ‘deep dive’ into effective instruction in decoding and automaticity.

Who should attend

This seminar is suitable for F-6 classroom and specialist teachers, school executive, and support staff as it examines the development of students from beginning to skilled readers.

What the seminar covers

This information session is designed to give teachers and other school-based professionals practical information and advice regarding effective reading instruction in word recognition that will help all children learn to read.

The session examines:

Delivery mode

Presentations are available to schools via videoconference or on-site, depending on availability and travel restrictions. Delivered in a 120-minute format, this seminar is ideal for schools who would like to learn more about the alphabetic code and how to deliver instruction using evidence-based methods for beginning and low progress readers.

Seminar 3

Reading Fluency: Evidence-based Instruction, Assessment, and Intervention

 

When students are reading fluently – accurately, at a good pace, and with appropriate expression – they are more able to understand what they are reading. Fluency has a very strong relationship with reading comprehension and that is why it is so important to include evidence-based fluency instruction in reading lessons.

 

Who should attend

This seminar is suitable for F-6 classroom and specialist teachers, school executive, and support staff as it examines the development of students from beginning to skilled readers.

What the seminar covers

This information session is designed to give teachers and other school-based professionals practical information and advice regarding effective reading instruction in word recognition that will help all children learn to read.

The session examines:

Delivery mode

Delivered in a 60-minute format, this seminar is ideal for teachers and other educators who would like to learn more about reading fluency and how to develop it in students using evidence-based methods.